Seiko has recently announced the launch of some new watches across their Prospex and Presage range, designed for the adventurer, athlete and casual wear.
The first is the Prospex Glacier. The Prospex collection is a modern re-interpretation of three legendary diver’s watches from the 1960’s and 1970’s, when they were chosen by adventurers and researchers on their expeditions to the north and south poles.
The timepieces take their design inspiration from the glaciers that these pioneers would have seen and that shape the landscapes and seascapes of the Arctic and Antarctic, and each watch has a different shade of glacial ice, from deep blue to arctic white.
These new watches have now been added to the Seiko Prospex Save the Ocean series, where the program delivers financial and other support to Seiko’s chosen marine charities.
The new Prospex Glacier collection ranges from £1,110 to £1,200.
The second new watch collection is the Prospex Speedtimer Oregon, as it was back in the 1960’s that Seiko’ tradition as a pioneer in sports timing began, when they introduced a range of timing devices that set a new global standard of precision on the world sporting stage.
Seiko has been the timekeeper of choice of World Athletics since 1985 and this tradition has continued over many years, and this year, Seiko will deliver its state-of-the-art timing services to the World Athletics Championships for the 17th year in a row, which will be taking part in Eugene, Oregon in Hayward Field at the University of Oregon, between 15th and 24th July, the first time the championships have ever taken place in the United States.
The new Prospex Speedtimer Limited Edition Chronograph celebrates the sporting heritage of both Seiko and the World Athletics Championships, honouring the outstanding performances of the 1,800 or so athletes who will be competing in the championships this July.
The new Prospex Speedtimer will be available as a limited edition of just 400 watches, priced at £2,740.
The third new watch collection, created just two years ago, is the Presage Sharp Edged Series, which has quickly established itself a place in the world of fine watches for its combination of traditional mechanical watchmaking thanks to its distinctive modern Japanese style.
The Presage Sharp Edged Series offers both refinement as well as strong, angular case designs. New for this year, the collection has added five new watches. One is a limited edition GMT, two of the watches feature a new open heart movement and other two offer a multi-hand dial with power reserve, day and date displays. All five watches are priced between £860 to £1,320 and will be available at Seiko Boutiques and Seikoboutique.co.uk, along with the other two collections, from this coming June.
Simon Burrell is Editor of Our Man On The Ground, a member of The British Guild of Travel Writers and professional photographer.
Photographs courtesy of Seiko